Quixote Village

A Micro Community Case Study

Quixote Village


Tumwater, WA


January 2014

“They see that we’re not building a slum; it’s not a trailer park. It’s very community oriented.”


Quixote Village Resident

Quixote Village is a micro community that grew out of the national income inequality protests. Residents can plug into electrical outlets and are equipped with composting toilets and propane tanks for heating. The area has been rezoned as planned development – allowing for more specialization to an individual project.

Residents of Quixote Village are considered “stewards” of their homes and must put in 32 hours of work before they can apply for a house. An additional 500 hours of work is also required to earn the house itself.